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Danfoss and Google enter AI partnership

USA/DENMARK: Danfoss and Google have broadened their recently announced strategic partnership to make use of the latest advances in AI and promote energy efficient solutions in data centres.

The new agreement, announced during the AHR Expo in Chicago, USA, builds on an existing collaboration between the two companies, which were among the founders of the Net Zero Innovation Hub in Fredericia, Denmark, announced in September 2023, where a number of major players joined forces to accelerate the green transformation of data centers.

Under the new partnership, Danfoss, the Danish multinational engineering group, will use Google Cloud’s generative AI capabilities to optimise the customer experience, streamline internal work processes and improve productivity across the organisation. This can be done, for example, by using gen AI to collect and surface information, automate knowledge, generate product descriptions, and create solutions with chatbots in e-commerce. 

Danfoss is working with Google to implement sustainable cooling systems for data centres and to design systems that reuse the excess heat produced by data centres. Danfoss Turbocor compressors are being installed by Google to improve the energy efficiency and decarbonise heating and cooling systems in data centres.

Meanwhile, Danfoss’ heat reuse modules will make it possible for Google to capture and reuse heat produced by data centres, providing a renewable energy source to supply heating on-site and to neighbouring commercial and residential buildings, communities, and industries that need heat for their processes.

“At Danfoss, we want to revolutionise how we build and decarbonise data centres together with our customers. When we partner up across industries, like we have done with Google, we accelerate this development towards building better and more sustainable data centres – using technologies available today,” commented Danfoss Climate Solutions president Jürgen Fischer.

Google’s vice president of data centre innovation, J P Clausen, described the collaboration as “a great example of a partnership” by utilising each other’s strengths and using technology to optimise the customer experience, increase productivity and reach sustainability goals. 

“Danfoss is a leader in energy efficiency, and these solutions help support Google’s 2030 goal of running our data centres on carbon-free energy 24/7. We’re happy to deliver AI innovation through Google Cloud, enabling businesses like Danfoss to operate in new and smarter ways,” he added. 

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